Museum & Park Passes
LCL has the following passes that allow free admission to the park or museum. Any registered adult cardholder in good standing may borrow a pass.
- The pass may be borrowed for a one-week period.
- Passes are not holdable or renewable and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Fines for overdue passes are $1 per day with a maximum overdue fine of $10.
Passes must be returned to a clerk at the circulation desk. Please do not return them in the book drop.
- Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center (1 pass)
The pass entitles the holder (and family) to one visit to each museum during the one-week period. The fee for a lost pass is $60.
- Empire Pass (2 passes)
The pass is good for vehicle entry to any New York State Park (except during special events when another organization is charging admission). The fee for a lost pass is $85
- Sciencenter Pass (2 passes)
Entitles the holder (and family) to visit the Sciencenter. The fee for a lost pass is $85.
Museum Pass Kits
You can now borrow any of three new Museum Pass Kits from the library! There are two Sciencenter Kits – each kit has a Sciencenter pass and a book. One kit contains the book “The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World” by Temple Grandin, the other contains Steve Spangler’s “Super Cool Science Experiments for Kids.” There is also one Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center Kit with a pass to these PRI (Paleontological Research Institution) locations and the book “How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum” by Jessie Hartland.
The kits may be checked out using an adult patron’s library card for a loan period of 7 days. Kits can not be placed on hold.
Replacement fees for loss or damage of
-a book is $10
-a Sciencenter pass is $50
-a PRI (Museum of the Earth/Cayuga Nature Center) pass is $150
Kits must be returned to a clerk at the circulation desk.
Please do not return them in the book drop.
Included in the kit is a short printed survey and a link to the same survey online.
We encourage you to complete this survey when you are ready to return the kit – your feedback will help the library to better serve our community.
The kits were purchased with a grant from the Myrtle Dee Nash Memorial Fund of Community Foundation of Tompkins County.
Find out more about the Sciencenter and PRI’s Museum of the Earth & Cayuga Nature Center!
LCL created a puzzle collection in 2015 that patrons may check out just like they check out other collection items. Stop in and browse the offerings that are located in the downstairs Board Room.
Mobile WiFi Hotspot Kits
The Lansing Community Library loans mobile hotspot kits so your household can access the internet
from home or on the go.
You must be at least 18 years old to borrow a kit. Only one kit can be borrowed per household.
You must have a valid library card with no outstanding fines. The loan period is three (3) weeks and the kit must be returned to library staff in-person.
The loan may be renewed for an additional 3 weeks if other patrons are not waiting to borrow a kit. You must call the library to renew your loan.
When you pick up a mobile hotspot kit at the library, you will be asked to sign the library’s Mobile Hotspot Borrowing Requirements contract.
Bring hands-on math- and science-based learning home with our circulating collection of STEAM to Go! Kits. Search the catalog by title to check availability.
“Stay Sharp” Kits for Adults from Penworthy
These kits contain various activities to challenge your brain, improve your memory, and maybe even teach you something new! Activity kits aren’t just for kids! Search the catalog by title to check availability.
Create your own storytime at home! Check out one of our four kits that contain books and extension resources related to a theme.
Additional kits are available from other libraries in the system. Search for “story time kit” in the library catalog to view all the storytime and sensory kits available.
See our collection of board games and card games available for checkout!